Alexarae & Pat’s Crystal Tea Room Wedding In Philadelphia

Posted on February 27th, 2017 in Gabriel Cariola, Weddings by Olivia Marcozzi

We love fall weddings in Philadelphia!

With the sun shining brightly and the air slowly moving from warm to crisp, it’s the perfect time of year to be out and about in the city taking pictures. It was during one of these beautiful fall days that Philip Gabriel Photography captured stunning images of Alexarae and Pat’s wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church and Finley Catering’s Crystal Tea Room.

Alexarae and Pat have a sweet love story, with Philadelphia at the heart of it:

“Pat and I met at Saint Joseph’s university where he played baseball and I played lacrosse. A couple years after college, Pat moved to Dallas for work and I followed about a year later. Since we are so close to our families, and being that Philadelphia was so important to us, we got engaged there over Easter a few years ago. It was an obvious choice that we wanted to get married there, too!”

They couldn’t have picked a better place! Alexarae and Patrick had the most perfect weather, with the sun shining brightly throughout the day. After getting ready at the Hotel Monaco, the couple had their “first look” first across the street at the Second Bank of the United States. From there, we photographed their ceremony at St. John the Evangelist in downtown Philadelphia and before hopping around the city for pictures with their bridal party.

We rejoined the rest of their family and friends at the Crystal Tea Room for an amazing night of dinner and dancing to the sounds of E.B.E.’s Milan 77! The party was rocking and the speeches were all incredibly moving. It was such a fun night; everything Alexarae and Pat dreamed it would be. We were lucky to be able to capture such an amazing couple and document their day for them to keep forever!

We’re honored that they selected Philip Gabriel Photography to be their Philadelphia Wedding Photographers! We were so excited by what Alexarae had to say about working with us:

“I have loved Philip Gabriel’s work for the past few years, even before I got engaged! It was an obvious choice when it came to who we would use for our wedding day.

“From the first phone call, Gabe was AMAZING. He made me so comfortable that first day and it felt like I was planning a wedding with a friend. Living in Dallas, he gave me so many great recommendations and helped me make other decisions for our special day.

“When it came to our wedding day, we could not be more impressed. Gabe Cariola and the rest of the crew were so much fun, but completely professional. They made our nervous jitters go away instantly when they arrived and kept the whole wedding party laughing all day.

“We couldn’t be happier with the final pictures! I still am finding it so hard to even pick a favorite–they are all amazing.”

Wow! We love being able to create that experience for people like Alexarae, Pat, and their families. Being part of our clients’ wedding days is one of our favorite things. We feel so lucky to capture these moments and deliver them to be beautifully remembered for a lifetime!

Here are the professionals who made the night a success:
Videographer: Matt Koza Cinema
Lighting: Finley Catering
Getting ready: Hotel Monaco
Make-up: Ashley Marie
Transportation: Secrets Limosine
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